In other O.C. news, Schwartz reveals in the new issue of TV Guide magazine (on sale tomorrow) that he has scrapped plans to introduce Summer's oft-referred-to but-never-seen evil Step Monster in the flesh. Schwartz now says the character will remain in the shadows, adding, "it's much funnier if you never get to meet her." Actually, it would be much funnier if that's who Marissa ended up crushing on.
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